Welcome to the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting website.

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition is a membership-based coalition representing unions, NGOs, CBOs, community media, independent film and TV production sector organisations; academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

The vision of the SOS Coalition is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s Constitution.

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Latest items

Set-top boxes the new e-tolls? Tell USAASA why we need free STBs for all!

Date submitted: 21 November 2014

Joint Application Against the SABC, the Minister of Communications and Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Date submitted: 5 November 2014
Joint Application Against the SABC, the Minister of Communications and Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng

On Friday, the SOS: Support Public Coalition (SOS), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) lodged their ...Read more

Parliament Must Not allow SABC to be Led By Liars and Perjurers

Date submitted: 15 October 2014
Parliament Must Not allow SABC to be Led By Liars and Perjurers

For all too long has dishonesty and corrupt conduct by senior officials plagued our valued public broadcaster for scandal following scandal with ...Read more

ICASA 2014 South African Local Content Discussion Meeting for Independent TV Production Industry

Date submitted: 31 August 2014
ICASA 2014 South African Local Content Discussion Meeting for Independent TV Production Industry

Urgent Industry and Civil Society TV Content Discussion Meeting - Local TV Content may be drastically reduced - Wednesday 3rd September at the ...Read more

Parliament must come clean on whose interest it serves: the executive’s or the public’s?

Date submitted: 26 August 2014
Parliament must come clean on whose interest it serves: the executive’s or the public’s?

We call on the Committee Chair to do the right thing and summon the Minister back to Parliament to account fully and substantively on the matter ...Read more